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Business grants available to offset COVID-19 safety expenses

 


Press release

MISSOULA — The Montana Business Adaptability Program is now accepting applications from Montana-based, for-profit and nonprofit businesses of 50 or fewer employees for reimbursement of expenses associated with keeping staff, operations and customers protected during the COPVID-19 pandemic.

Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to, costs related to communication, remote work equipment, cleaning supplies, tools to enhance social distancing and sanitation, and travel and hotel costs related to quarantining workers. Total funding available is $20 million; the maximum reimbursement amount per business is $5,000 for expenses incurred. Itemized receipts and proof of payment are required for reimbursement.

The financial assistance is funded through $1.25 billion in federal emergency relief through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security — CARES — Act. the Business Adaptability Program is administered by the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation.

For more information or to apply, people can visit http://covidrelief.mt.gov .

 

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